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Virat Kohli breaks silence on Leeds Test defeat, targets top order

India Vs England 3rd Test: In the Headingley Test at Leeds, Team India lost to hosts England by an innings and 76 runs. Team India’s captain Virat Kohli has broken the silence on the crushing defeat and has also explained the reason for it. Virat Kohli says that Indian batsmen had come under the pressure of the score board.

By the end of the third day’s play, India had scored 215 runs for the loss of two wickets in the second innings. A strong comeback was expected from India. But India were all out for 278 runs in the second innings and the team had to face defeat by an innings and 76 runs.

Kohli said, “We came under the pressure of the scoreboard. We knew that we had to face a lead of 354 runs after being all out for 78. The pressure from the England bowlers was a lot. They were bowling in that area. That’s where we were having trouble.”

The pitch was good in the first innings

Virat believes that the pitch was good even in the first innings. Captain Kohli said, “We were all out for 78 in the first innings. The pitch was good and the pressure from the bowlers was very high. Their discipline was forcing us to make mistakes. Good bowling was going on for a long time.”

Virat Kohli further said, “We had to face tough bowling to score runs. As a batting side, we did not take good decisions.”

However, Virat Kohli has spoken of reducing the pressure on the lower order. Virat Kohli says that if the top order manages to score runs, then the pressure on the lower order can be reduced. Let us tell you that this is India’s 45th innings defeat in Test cricket.

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